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morning news and cbs this morning. captioning funby c captioning funded by cbs it's friday, february 26th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." targeted at random. a gunman opens fire at his workplace, killing at least three people before he is brought down by a hero cop. >> do you know where donald is now? >> no, no, no. >> donald trump fends off closest attacks from fell competitors before super tuesday. adding insult to injury. airline passengers cheer when a boy and his terminally ill father are removed from a flight.
good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. good to be with you. i'm meg oliver in for anne-marie green. this morning, at least ten people are in critical condition following a deadly mass shooting in kansas. three people were killed and 14 more wounded. police say the gunman identified as cedric ford chose his victims at random. the shootings took place across two towns about 35 miles north of wichita. the victims were hit by gunfire at two separate locations. it all ended when a law enforcement officer killed ford at a shoot-out at a plant where about 150 people were at work. hanna davis of our wichita affiliate kwch is there. good morning. >> reporter: meg, this morning, law enforcement officials are calling this an active workplace violence. they say cedric ford was a painter at excel industries and this is where all of the fatalities occurred but it spread well beyond this business. >> oh, my god!
>> reporter: from fear to relief. a wife reunites with her husband who worked inside the plant. friends and family blocked here as word of the shooting spread. employees are familiar with the gunman. their coworker cedric ford often posted pictures of himself on facebook at work. >> he was a nice guy. when i worked with him on my second shift, we hung out. everything was hunky-dory. i mean, he didn't seem like this kind of guy. >> reporter: the shooting started near the plant. police say ford was firing from a vehicle at other cars. at one point he car-jacked a car and shooting the other driver. the worst of the violent happened at the excel industries plant where ford, armed with a rifle and handgun shot 15 people at excel industries. >> we heard gunshots and people were just running saying somebody was shooting and, next thing you know, i felt i got hit in the leg and that is when i turned and started running. >> the shooter was actively firing on any target that came across his sights.
>> reporter: the shooting only stopped when the first law enforcement officer on the scene shot ford to death. >> he took fire. he went inside of that place and saved multiple, multiple lives. a hero, as far as i'm concerned. >> reporter: it's unclear if ford was still employed at excel industries at the time of the shooting. just a few days ago, he posted video to his facebook showing him firing what appears to be an assault rifle into an empty field. meg, as of this morning, investigators have not determined a motive, but they say this is not an act of terrorism. the fbi will be helping with this investigation. from kansas, i'm hanna davis for cbs news. >> thank you, hanna. in the meantime, the final republican debate before next week's super tuesday was a hold nothing back attack on front-runner donald trump. running out of time to take trump down, both marco rubio and ted cruz ripped trump on everything, from immigration to his business practices.
on tuesday, 155 of the 595 delegates at stake are up for grabs at cruz's home state in texas, where a new poll shows cruz leading trump but in rub rubio's home state of florida, trump holds a substantial lead. it was a night of back and forth charges and trump joined the fireworks. >> this guy is a joke artist and this guy is a liar. >> omar villafranca has our report from houston. >> reporter: the candidates took swings at each other over immigration, foreign policy, and the supreme court. front-runner donald trump, at times, got into some heated exchanges with both ted cruz and marco rubio. republican presidential front-runner donald trump was the target of most of the punches in last night's debate. many coming from marco rubio. this fiery exchange on health care was the most tweeted moment of the night. >> the biggest thing we have got and the reason we have no competition is because we have lines around the state. >> that is the only part of the plan?
just the lines? interstate competition? >> the nice part you have many different plans. you'll have competition. you'll have so many different plans. >> now he is repeating himself! >> no, i'm not. >> reporter: the attacks between trump and ted cruz got personal. >> look. donald, donald, relax. >> go ahead. i'm relaxed. you're a basket case. >> reporter: trump also took hits from people off stage. the billionaire candidate said he hasn't released his tax returns because he is being audited. but former presidential candidate mitt romney responded via via via twitter. >> he is going to support marco rubio. >> reporter: the top three contenders went head-to-head, the two lower polling candidates john kasich and ben carson struggled to gain the spotlight. >> can someone attack me? >> the former neurosurgeon criticized the tone of the night. >> i think there was no attempt, whatsoever, to be questionable with the times or the questions. >> reporter: the ohio governor appeared more optimistic. >> i think i penetrated and sent
a message to people around the country about the fact that i'm qualified to be president of the united states. >> reporter: close to 600 delegates are up for grabs in next week's super tuesday contest. no rest for the candidates. they will start crisscrossing the super tuesday states this morning. in houston, omar villafranca, cbs news. we will talk with senator marco rubio about last night's debate and what comes next, ahead on "cbs this morning." the battle between apple and the fbi came up in the gop debate. apple has now officially asked a federal judge to reverse her order that it help the fbi hack into a phone used in the san bernardino shootings. both ted cruz and marco rubio said apple should comply. >> all they are asking them to do is disable the self-destruct mode or auto erase mode on one phone in the entire world, but apple doesn't want to do it because they think it hurts their brand. well, let me tell you, their brand is not security to the national security of the united states of america.
>> the apple appeal excuses the government of facing dangerous power. lindsey graham did not mince words at the washington press club last night. >> if you kill ted cruz on the floor of the senate and the trial is in the senate, nobody can convict you. graham also implored the press to ask donald trump harder questions, saying trump does not understand what makes america great. back to last night's gop debate. donald trump was questioned about his plans to build a wall on the border with mexico and have mexico pay for it. yesterday, former mexican president vicente fox said mexico will never pay for a wall. >> how are you going to make them pay for the wall? >> i will and the wall just got ten feet taller, believe me. it just got ten feet taller. >> vice president joe biden called all of the campaign
rhetoric about mexico and immigrants dangerous and damaging and ill-advised and that it does not represent the view of most america. the democratic primary in south carolina is tomorrow. hillary clinton court the vote there yesterday. a majority of voters in south carolina are african-americans. bernie sanders focused on minorities as well during a visit to flint, michigan, where he told residents fixing their water crisis was a top priority. >> if there is any silver lining out of this tragedy is it is my hope that people in america will look at flint and say never again can we allow a community to undergo this. >> the minority vote will play a big role on super tuesday. neither candidate can win the delegate rich states without their vote. nevada governor brian sandoval says he is not interested in being considered for the supreme court. word had leaked that the white house was considering sandoval, a moderate republican, to replace antonin scalia.
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the girl scouts face opposition from the arch bishop of st. louis. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. "the new york times" reports that some roman kamcatholics ar being urged not to support the girl scouts. the arch bishop of st. louis says the scouts back gay rights and other stances at odds with the church. a scout leader says he is misrepresenting the group's positions. the scouts are just starting their cookie drive. the daily beast is reporting on the cover-up of sex assaults by a british tv star. it says bbc officials knew about the late jimmy savile crimes but did nothing. they say he assaulted 72 children and women while working for the bbc. his youngest victim was 8 years old. "usa today" says bill cosby is setting aside his defamation lawsuit against a super model. beverly johnson says the comedian tried to drug and rape her. cosby's lawyers say they will refile the suit after he stands trial for sexual assault in
pennsylvania. the columbia daily tribune reports of the firing of an assistant professor who confronted a student journalist. >> i'm media. can i talk to you? >> no! you need to get out! >> laels melissa click called for muscle to remove a student reporter. university of missouri says she will not get severance. brown's quarterback johnny manziel is accused of attacking his girlfriend last month in dallas. it's a misdemeanor charge. he has not been arrested. the orlando sentinel reports that seaworld admits spying on its critics. the company says workers posed as animal welfare activists to get information and that confirms what peta said months ago. seaworld is not saying whether anyone was fired or disciplined. a reboot of a sitcom from
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matter go up on company walls, someone changes them to all lives matter. this reportedly has been going on for weeks. on the cbs "moneywatch," job cuts at an oil firm and "fuller house" returns to tv. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and much more. good morning, jill. >> reporter: higher oil prices and encouraged news on manufactured goods. dow finished 212 points higher and s&p gained 21 points and nasdaq rose 39. the oil well drilling services company halliburton is cutting 5,000 more jobs, about 8% of its work force. they say slumping oil prices are forcing its hand and oil prices have dropped about 70% since their high in 2014. >> german automaker mercedes-benz is bucking its trend by replacing some of the robots on its assembly line with humans. turns out the robots can't keep up with the custom options that mercedes opposite.
in it's s-class sedan, there is a choice for cup holders. mercedes says the variety is too much for the machines. a federal court in california is considering the colin scheduling system at victoria secret stores. at issue whether victoria's secret workers whose shifts are cancelled by phone often within hours of starting time be paid. the california law requires workers who report for work who are sent home early be paid. victoria's secret argues that law only applies to people who physically show up, according to buzzfeed. "the full house" reboot "fuller house" debuted on netflix overnight. most of the original cast members reprised their roles in the tanner household. the focus is on the recently widowed d.j. tanner who enlists friends to help raise her three sons. >> it is hard to believe it has been 21 years since "full house" went off the air. >> they all look so good, right? >> they really do! they are not aging at all. jill wagner at the new york
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more of a teacher right now. curry. there is the record! nba history! nba history for steph curry. the golden state warriors guard sinks a three-pointer in 128 consecutive games. the night gets even better for the reigning mvp. he finishes with 51 points and the warriors top orlando 130-114. golden state is an nba best 52-5. the young afghan boy is one step closer to having his dreams come true. the 7-year-old broke hearts around the world when photos of him wearing a make-shift lionel messi jersey went viral. now instead of a jersey made of plastic bags, the boy is sporting the real thing donated and signed by his footballer and sometime in the near future, the two will meet face-to-face. five days and one wake-up is all left for scott kelly in space. the astronaut has been counting down his last days for the international space station.
thursday, he gave his last interview on board the iss. >> it's not necessarily uncomfortable, but it is a harsh environment, you know, for instance having no running water. you know? it's kind of like i've been in the woods camping for a year with regards to, like, hygiene. >> he says he misses the companionship more than anything else. kelly comes back to earth on tuesday after his year-long stay in space. cuban media is reporting this morning, the rolling stones are set to perform in the island nation for the first time ever. according to the report, the legendary rockers will wrap their south american tour in havana in march after president obama's visit to cuba. here are the stones playing last night in sao paulo, brazil. you're watching the "cbs morning news." ♪
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don't make the same mistakes the academy did. be sure to have a diverse guest list. okay? >> yeah, diversity. >> if all your friends are white, you are a racist. fix by by sunday, okay? >> there you have it. stephen colbert's tips on throwing a great oscar party. of course, the oscars are on sunday, but as he mentioned, the lack of diversity on sunday is dominating the buzz and the weekend. last night in l.a., the all def awards were held. they will air up against the
oscars on sunday. they honored music and entertainment and will be up against the academy awards on sunday. "creed" director is hosting a star-studded fund-raiser in flint, michigan, for residents impacted by the water crisis. that event will be streamed online at the same time as the oscars. everyone is safely at shore after rough waves off new york left them in need of a rescue. the coast guard was sent to help a shipping crew that ran aground but their vessel cap-sized. the forwardsmen -- guardsmen ran to shore. a helicopter lifted them to safety. a pony dressed as a unicorn escaped from a birthday party on wednesday after some close calls with cars. the pony was tracked down by a helicopter. call him a jail bird. a rooster is rousted after people at a tennessee gas station cried foul. the bird had been harassing customers for days. the cops finally got him. video of the roundup is a big internet hit. a wisconsin man marked a birthday milestone as just
another day at the office. roman clemons turned 90 years old yesterday. he went to work as a bagger at triggs as he has since the the late '80s. he has no plan to retire and reveals the reason why he loves his job. >> i think that brings me mostly in the store is my women. oh, yeah. i just have an act for it, i think. and when with you got it, buddy, you got it! >> he is good with the ladies. he says bagging groceries hasn't changed much in three decades. the eggs still go on top. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on last night's republican debate. we will get analysis from "face the nation" moderator john dickerson. plus, director spike lee joins us in the studio on the academy awards backlash and we will meet a long time security guard at duke university who finally got to see the blue devils play thanks to two students. that is the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm meg oliver.
gate on this thursday morning. tgif times 1,000, actually! it feels pretty good. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm anne makovec in for michelle this morning. it is just about 4:30. and mild morning out there. roberta has been watching the temperatures. >> yes, right? >> yeah. >> and this has been like the longest workweek in history. >> i'll second that. >> i don't know what it is. i know we have been tagging two minutes on to each day as far as daylight is concerned. and i love to get outside and play and today you can still do that without getting wet. we have rain moving in later this afternoon. but i got to tell you, folks, it's just enough to wet the pavement in most areas. wow! look at the reflection of the moon off the bay waters and the numbers. 58 degrees as ann said. it's a mild start to the day. 48 in santa rosa. today mostly cloudy skies, temperatures in the 60s out of the 70s for the first time this workweek. see that rain? i'll tell you when you can expect it coming up. good morning. on the roads a lot of